East Brunswick played Monroe in the finals of the 2016 Girls Basketball GMC Tournament at Kean University on 2/25/16. Produced by EBTV at the East Brunswick Public Library.
The Churchill Drama Club presentation of “Death Jam Comedy Festival” was a very enjoyable presentation of two one-act plays: ‘Variations on the Death of Trotsky” by David Ives and “Mystery at the Grand Hotel” by Lynne Elson. The second of these plays was written by the Director as a student project by 5th graders a decade ago and was quite funny.
Tonight, Friday, 2/26/2016 is the final night. Tickets are on sale at the door $10 for adults, $8 for students.
“Variations on the Death of Trotsky” featured Dan Searle as Trotsky, Victoria Mango as Trotsky’s wife and Nisal Amarasinghe as the gardener.
The “Mystery at the Grand Hotel” featured: Saad Aftab, Diana Maldonado, Cayleigh Quiles, McKayla Hoyer, Alyssa Sapia, Olivya Owens, Mary Fouad, Juliana Edelman, Ayman Khalil, Sameer Siddique and Mina Shenouda – each playing multiple roles.
The Set Crew: Athena Goldstein, Connor Cheung, Natalia Munoz, Emma Ruffner, Jennifer Miller Peters, Thomas Hennessy, Sara Aguilar, Sara Missak, Valerie Maung, Mary Mignano, Krupa Sannidhi, Rachel Wu, Tullah Mohamed, Catherine Attia, Demi Vega, Ella Hornstein, Helena Mattar, Michael Oberndorfer, Molly Mignano, Hannah Ahn, Sneha Magesh, Hafsah Mohmoud, Kayla Wheeler, Nimai Sanikop, Juliana Edelman
Sound Crew: Danielle Silver, Angie Guddat, Natalia Munoz
Light Crew: Nimai Sanikop and Hannah Baby
Poster Designer – Samantha Ginsberg
Congratulations to all on providing a wonderful evening.
WHO: No. 1 seed Monroe (22-2) vs. No. 2 East Brunswick (19-3)
HOW THEY GOT HERE: Monroe breezed past eighth-seeded Dunellen, 55-41, in the quarterfinals and defeated fourth-seeded South Brunswick, 56-48, in the semifinals.
East Brunswick routed 10th-seeded Middlesex, 64-39, in the quarterfinals and defeated sixth-seeded Bishop Ahr in a 44-40 comeback victory in the semifinals.
The Bears boast two talented senior captains in Allie Warren and Sydney Greenspan. Sophomore guards Nicole Johnson, Sabria Glasgow and Shanelle Colmon round out the starting five. The dynamic trio of young guards is athletic, explosive and boasts seasoned players despite their age. The Bears have a very balanced and unselfish scoring attack with no starting player averaging more than 10 points per game. Any one of the starting five can be the leading scorer in any given game.
So proud of this team, good luck girls!!
PERTH AMBOY – In 2014 East Brunswick won its first ever Greater Middlesex Conference girls swimming championship and has since made a habit of it.
East Brunswick recorded 562 points, 26 better than second-place Metuchen, to capture its third-consecutive GMC title on Saturday at the Raritan Bay YMCA.
“We all worked really hard this year,” East Brunswick coach Sean Carney said. “The girls all put in a lot of commitment and the win kind of shows that it all pays off and in the long run the girls really deserved a victory today. They’re a great group of kids and I know it meant a lot for them to win their third in a row.”
This marks Carney’s first season at the helm of the Bears’ swim team. Last season he was an assistant.
“It means everything,” Carney said about carrying on East Brunswick’s winning tradition. “Really, I’m lucky to have the girls I have on this team. They’re the ones working hard and they deserve all the credit for it.”
The Bears finished among the top three only three times at the meet. With a time of 55.21, freshman Daniela Vega took second in the 100 freestyle while junior Sara Park placed third in the 50 freestyle swimming a 25.93. Vega, Megan Tang, Sabrina May and Park captured second in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:44.89.
Instead, the Bears relied on their depth to earn them points.
“From top to bottom we just have girls who are really great, really dedicated swimmers,” Carney said.
Moving forward the Bears look to make waves in the state tournament under the guidance of their new coach.
Team results: 1.St. Joseph 752; 2. East Brunswick 595; 3. North Brunswick 356; 4. South Brunswick 329; 5. Metuchen 243.50; 6. Piscataway 233.
East Brunswick’s Luca Biagiotti placed second in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:49.76.
East Brunswick had an impressive meet. East Brunswick won the team 400 hurdles as all three of its hurdlers ran personal bests, the SMR in 4:19.20 as Shanelle Colmon led off in 59.5 and Jasmine Jerman anchored in 2:24.9, and it shared first place with Oak Knoll in the team high jump.
East Brunswick 6, Hillsborough 5 (9 innings): Hillsborough had a 5-2 lead going into the bottom of the ninth, but the Bears scored four runs. Daniel Iannarone’s RBI single drove in the winning run. Hillsborough battled back from a 2-0 deficit with two in the sixth to tie, but fell to 2-2.
Jimmy Suseck went 3-for-5 with a double and run scored. Mike Englehardt was 2-for-4 with two doubles and RBI, Brian Cole had two RBI and a double and Ryan Roberts was 2-for-4 with double, run scored and RBI. Kyle Zackeru also had two hits and a run and leadoff man Eric Zickert had a double and RBI.
Chris Cap got the win with two innings of relief of Victor Dudka. He went seven innings, allowing seven hits and two earned runs. Nick Smutko, Tyler McNamara and Cap combined for six hits and four RBI.
There are also some game pictures on NJ.com
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The name "Sayaka” means clear and brilliant in Japanese.East Brunswick junior golfer Sayaka Carpenter has proven over the last two springs that she clearly possesses the talent who could be headed for brilliant things."I think she has the chance to be a scholarship player,” said coach Mark Motusesky, in his eighth season.Carpenter has won two straight Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament titles and captured the Central Jersey Girls League Tournament last season.She will once again be the player to beat in Middlesex County and is looking to draw closer to the state’s elite players. She was 24th in the NJSIAA girls Tournament of Champions last year. Two years ago, she was the first freshman to win the county tournament – in its sixth year at the time, was the second-best in her class at the TOC and finished 16th overall."The sky is the limit for her," said Motusesky. "If she builds up her confidence and improves her short game, she has the ability to one of the best golfers in New Jersey.”
There is more in the full article – click above link to read more about this remarkable East Brunswick student.
The final night of the East Brunswick High School presentation of “The Sound of Music” was a great success and played to a sold out show. The Director Jeffrey Alan Davis was setting up chairs against the back wall for those of us that arrived late! This show should be beyond the reach of a high school drama program, but the East Brunswick kids made you feel like you were on Broadway. Maria played by Marlina Devery a junior at East Brunswick High School sang beautifully and filled this difficult role flawlessly. The Mother Abbess was played by senior Jackie Giancola who is also Miss New Jersey Teen USA 2015. Her powerful and crystal clear voice was unbelievable for a high school student, I’m sure there would be some chairs turning if she was competing on “The Voice”. Sarabeth Goldberg, a junior, played Sister Berthe and is also in the East Brunswick Choir and the Tri-M National Music Honors Society. Sister Margarett was played by Kathleen Lonski a senior in her 6th EBHS Drama Club presentation and a singer/song writer that has tirelessly worked to stop bullying. Sister Sophia was played by Mikayla Luchun a sophomore who is already on her third play with East Brunswick High School. Captain Von Trapp was played by John Kominkiewicz a senior in his 4th production who handled this difficult role so well, even singing a solo version of “Edelweiss”. Franz the butler was played by Dylan Weidenfeld a senior in his 7th production. Frau Schidt the housekeeper was played by Sydney Kilcoyne who is in her 4th production. Liesl Von Trapp (16) was played by Alana Sackman a junior in her 4th production who also is in the Concert Choir and the Tri-M Music Honor Society. Friedrich von Trapp (14) was played by Alex Leonhardt a junior in his 5th production. Louisa von Trapp (13) was played by Elisa Almeida a junior in her 4th presentation who is also in the Folio Club and the Tri-M Music Honor Society. Kurt von Trapp was played by Dan Rogozenski in his third production. Brigitta von Trapp was played by Nishika Bagchi a sophomore in her second presentation. Marta von Trapp was played by Jessica Razak a sophomore in her first production. Gretl von Trapp the youngest was played by Maria Vypryazhkin a very talented 6th grader at Hammarskjold Middle School. Her singing of “So long farewell” song was really charming. Rolf Gruber (17) was played by Jared Schectel a junior in his first production who handled this big role like a veteran. Elsa Schraeder was played by Farrah Cukor a senior in her 5th production. Max Detweiler was enthusiastically and entertainingly played by Zach Adams a senior. Baron Eberfeld was played by Nicole Lagos a junior in her third production. Herr Zeller was played by Larry Fried a senior in his first production. Frau Zeller was played by Brianna Gilmartin in her third production. Admiral von Schreiber was played by Adam Nuzzi a senior. Also appearing in the play were: Grace Spielman, Hallie Baum, Clara Massoud, Ivy Li, Fiona Gaffney, Cachel Nemeth, Amelia Murray-Cooper, Julia Nathanson, Jordan Taha, Sophie Adams, Jackie LeSeur, Stefanie Braun, rebecca Gavin, Erik York, Rachael Neer, Evie Cukor, Amani Alnababteh, Alka Bhide, Kelly Brady, Darius Washington, Jeff Ade, Jason Ramon, Nick Romanofsky, Steve Tomori, Yahel Ben-Zvi, Jonathan Seltzer
The show featured an amazing set including a two story house, even more amazing when all the snow days are taken into account. The orchestra did a fantastic job throughout production crew also did a great job!
The backstage team did a great job and senior Nick Karalexis was singled out for special thanks after the show.
Overall, this was just an amazing show. Thanks so much to all who helped make it happen, including the PAPA organization.